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Laser Microdiscectomy Without Fusion Zero Relief

Gerry44GGerry44 Posts: 2
edited 05/06/2015 - 9:49 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Almost 10 weeks ago I had what was called cervical microdiscectomy and neurodecompression, a laser surgery without fusion.
I am now back to the severe pain that I felt last summer. I keep being told that I have severe muscle spasms, which I do, but therapy is not helping at all, and the pain is the most severe in the same spot that I felt before. It truly feels like NOTHING is any different, except that it's worse. And it feels like it is progressing. I can't sit at all, I can't sit ANYWHERE without pain. 4 weeks after surgery I could still sit some in a recliner. Now at 10 weeks, if I sit in the recliner for just a minute the pain starts in.
I also have other issues, including neuropathy in my feet and problems with my toenails, so standing all day long is seriously painful too. I have absolutely no time in the day that I can rest unless I lie down in bed (which is beginning to hurt too) or if I sit in my car. Weird, but driving hurts the least of everything. I feel like nobody understands. When the pain is severe, I have burning and tingling. The burning is in my shoulders, neck, arms, head, and on my face. Especially on the right side of my face. Sometimes it goes down my trunk, and once in a while I might feel some tingling in my right calf. The excersize that hurts the most is the "most important one" where you push your chin back and tuck it, or if you held a towel on the back of your head, you would be pushing the towel straight back. It also hurts to extend my head upwards. That hurts in the back of the neck. I'm wondering if there's anyone out here who is familiar with laser surgeries that don't involve fusion. I can't find anything online about my surgery. I see a neurologist on Friday. Some extra facts: I have been told for 12 years that I have a reverse curve. I have an autoimmune disease. I have mild scoliosis. I had 2 herniations, one severe, and one bulge in cervical, and 1 bulge and 1 herniation in thoracic. So far, the pain med I was prescribed does not help and ibuprofen 800s do nothing. The med that helps the most is xanax. Thank you for any advice!


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